In view of Eid, trans-Line of Control (LoC) bus service between Muzaffarabad and Srinagar will remain suspended on Monday, official sources said.
The officials said that residents of Jammu and Kashmir who were scheduled to travel on the weekly cross-border bus will be accommodated in its next transit on August 27.
This is the third time that the bus service was suspended by authorities this year. It was earlier suspended on January 16 and 23 due to heavy snowfall and avalanches in the area.
So far this year, 513 residents of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) have visited Indian-occupied Kashmir, while 278 residents from the occupied side have visited AJK.
The bus service was started on April 7, 2005 to enable families that were divided in 1947 between Indian and Pakistani administered parts of the state to interact.
Both countries agreed to allow residents to travel on permits instead of international passports.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 20th, 2012.